Jul 30, 2014

Vecinos de South Pasadena Scholarship

Vecinos de South Pasadena Scholarship

It is our pleasure to announce the 2014 Vecinos de South Pasadena Scholarships. 

In its service and commitment to the South Pasadena Community, Vecinos de South Pasadena will award 5,000 dollars in scholarships this spring.   Vecinos members and supporters have dedicated time and effort to raise funds toward scholarships that support students who have excelled academically as well as those who demonstrate promise but have had financial challenges within our community. As Vecinos, we support all students through advocacy, education and action that inform policy and practice. We celebrate all of the youth in our community and their gifts as we foster their promise toward a vibrant and sustainable future. Through this scholarship, we would like to support Latino students in our and community who sometimes need to be reminded that we believe in their capacities and their promise.



Applicants to the Vecinos Scholarship must fulfill the following criteria: 1)Be of Latino heritage, 2) Be a graduating high school senior for 2014, 3) Attend South Pasadena High School or be a South Pasadena resident, 4) Have a minimum 2.5 GPA on a 4.0 scale, 5) Be accepted as a full-time undergraduate college student in fall 2014. This includes students attending art school or other professional school, and community college.


The applicant process involves the following: 

·      Submit a 1,000 word (max), double spaced essay on one of the following topics:

o   What are insights, both advantages and challenges, you have gained through your experiences in the South Pasadena Community that help define your ethnic identity and your aspirations?

o   What factors have contributed to your success as an ethnic minority in the South Pasadena Community?

o   Describe your contributions to the Latino Community? How do you intend to contribute to the Latino community after graduating college?


Applications are available at http://vecinosdesouthpasadena.org/

Application, Essay, & Transcripts are due in the SPHS Counseling Office on

Friday May 2nd 2014

The scholarship applications will be under the care of Ms. Marylin Garcia.

You can also email your completed application in one pdf document to the following address oaguilar@vecinosdesouthpasadena.org

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